Around the time NCIS season 19 was about to wrap up, a user started a thread on the NCIS subreddit asking if other fans thought the version of the show starring Gary Cole and Katrina Law made season 18 the best since 2013. As it turned out, many users agreed that Cole, Law and other new cast members actually improved the series.
“Gary Cole is a breath of fresh air. I love the pop culture references to his earlier work,” responded user pikachu-atlanta.
Meanwhile, user sparkplug_23 praised Cole and Maria Bello’s respective runs before calling Law’s Jessica Knight her second favorite character. User MonkGlonk also wrote, “Gary Cole and Katrina Law were amazing additions in my opinion.”
Users also like it on Twitter @g_so highlighted the work of these same actors. “Thanks to Gary Cole and Katrina Law for keeping NCIS going after Gibbs,” they wrote.
At least one longtime member of the “NCIS” cast seems to appreciate the new faces of the series. “We’re having a great time,” Timothy McGee actor Sean Murray said of working with Cole in a TV Insider interview.
While changes to the cast of established shows often irritate fans used to what used to be, that’s not the case with “NCIS,” whose fans and cast alike have welcomed the new additions with open arms.